A major refurbishment is underway on a Tier II site in the main street of Solihull, ready for the opening of a brand new restaurant. Japanese kitchen bar KIBOU will be the newest addition to the downtown dining scene.
Foodies will be transported to the eclectic streets of Tokyo as the award-winning chain opens its fourth restaurant in the former Café Rouge unit on Monday, April 25. KIBOU will serve its signature sushi rolls along with a range of classic and contemporary Japanese dishes. – from steaming bowls of ramen to steamed bao buns and handmade gyoza.
The Solihull site promises to be a hit with social media influencers and food bloggers, with its frieze murals and spotlight animations created by talented Gloucestershire artist Martyna Sabadasz. A marble bar and open sushi kitchen with elevated seating will be set against a backdrop of opulent Japanese textiles and wall coverings.
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KIBOU is best known for its volcano roll – futomaki with salmon, avocado and tobiko, fried in tempura and served with a homemade sauce. The new restaurant will also feature an extensive vegan offering, a range of ‘moriawase’ sharing platters and Japanese-inspired desserts.
The drink menu will include signature Japanese cocktails, non- and low-temperature options, a selection of whiskey, sake and umeshu, as well as brewed beers and authentic highballs. The restaurant will seat 70 people inside, plus another 25 guests on a Japanese-inspired outdoor terrace.
Sam Horswill, Chief Operating Officer at KIBOU, said: “We are delighted to continue our expansion journey for the KIBOU brand with the launch of a new site in Solihull this spring.
“Following the successful opening of KIBOU Clifton last October, these are exciting times for the brand, with further acquisitions planned for the next 12 months and a period of sustained growth expected over the next five years.
“The new site will be led by an accomplished Managing Director, Justin Davies, who currently co-manages our flagship site in Cheltenham and is extremely well placed to oversee the launch and recruit a local team around him.
“We can’t wait to bring our vibrant, contemporary slice of Japan to the West Midlands and be part of the bustling and historic town of Solihull.”